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Author Topic: John Jowitt leaves IQ  (Read 2686 times)

Offline funkster

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John Jowitt leaves IQ
« on: Fri, 2011-01-07, 17:34:37 »
Not good news , not good news at all   :'(

 Sadly we have to announce that John Jowitt is leaving IQ after 19 years playing with the band. In that time John has become a great friend and a real asset to the IQ family and we’ll miss him very much.

John says:

“I'm very sad to say that although playing with IQ has been a dream come true, after 19 years with the band I love, last month's Christmas gig at the O2 was my last show with IQ, and I'm leaving the band. I've had a great time, met lots of wonderful people, travelled the world, but it's time to move on. I'd like to confirm that this is my decision, and also that it has no relationship to me playing with any other band.

I'd like to wish all the best to IQ, for what I'm sure will continue to be a great future; I'd like to thank the crew and past band members for all their help, camaraderie and hard work, and most of all, I'd like to thank everyone who's come along to the shows over the years and supported us.

So, onwards and upwards. See you January 29th at the Peel!”

Offline Teunis

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Re: John Jowitt leaves IQ
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 2011-01-07, 19:43:03 »
Yeah, I know :(. Mark Westworth gone, now John Jowitt. Loved the way he was performing on stage  8). Well, let's see what tomorrow brings, I'm sure they will go on.
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Oh, our love doesn't end here, it lives forever on the wings of time'
Toto - Wings of time (Kingdom of Desire)

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Re: John Jowitt leaves IQ
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 2011-01-14, 11:07:56 »
 are very happy indeed to announce the return to IQ of Tim Esau. As you will know, Tim was the original bassist with the band from 1981 to 1989 and we are thrilled to be able to welcome him back to the IQ family in time for our 30th anniversary year.

Here are some words from Tim himself:

"Well, I'll start by adding my best wishes to John for his future. I've only met him a couple of times myself but I know he is a great entertainer and was hugely popular with the IQ faithful.

So, following John's departure and having recovered from the initial shock of receiving a most unexpected email, I am extremely grateful to Pete, Mike and Cookie for thinking of me and inviting me back to play bass for IQ and I'm very happy to accept that invitation. I look forward very much to working with them again, meeting and working with Neil, seeing many faces that I haven't seen in many a year and, of course, meeting lots of new ones. I can't believe it's 30 years since I first joined IQ but I guess I've had a nice long rest so I'm ready to do some work and get on with the celebrating of this 'quite remarkable' anniversary.

"Rest assured we have no plans for further line-up changes in the near future! We look forward to seeing you all on this year’s exciting IQ30 tour".

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Re: John Jowitt leaves IQ
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 2011-01-18, 10:13:04 »
I read that John Jowitt is going to play a few gigs this spring with Paul Menel's band. The lineup will include another John that everybody likes here  ;)

As some of you may know, Paul Menel is a former IQ vocalist. He recorded two albums with IQ that I really dig, as some clues could let you guess  ;D A new album is soon to be released, which is good news for me.